Strangers

hat's this all about? It's an ambitious personal project to make a portrait of a someone I've never met before in my life every day for the span of one year.

Stranger 111: Jose

Jose is from a small town outside of Mexico.  I commented on a tattoo on his forearm.  It was a depiction of someone with angel's wings and the date '1990' next to it.  Is that a loved one?, I asked.  He nodded in the affirmative. 

I always thought that if I ever got a tattoo it would be something reminiscent of my father, I told him.  I lost him a few years ago and it still feels like a fresh wound sometimes.  Yes, my father died also, he said.  

"Were you close?", I asked. 

"Yes," he nodded. "Yes we were very close." 

"Me too."